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College football week 7: Times staff picks

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher comes off the sidelines during FSU's 24-20 loss to Miami in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Seminoles play at Duke Saturday in a noon ACC game. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times

Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher comes off the sidelines during FSU's 24-20 loss to Miami in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Seminoles play at Duke Saturday in a noon ACC game. WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

The Times' college football coverage team makes its picks for week 7 of the college football season:

game time Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly Traci Johnson, @TBHomeTeam Matt Bbaker, @MBakerTBTimes Mike Sherman, @mikesherman Tom Jones, @tomwjones Joey Knight, @TBTimes_Bulls
Against the spread (last week) -- 11-8 8-11 9-10 10-9 8-11 8-11
Against the spread (overall) -- 51-42 44-49 43-50 43-50 42-51 41-52
Straight up (last week) -- 16-3 15-4 18-1 16-3 16-3 15-4
Straight up (overall) -- 68-25 65-28 72-21 69-24 71-22 66-27
Upset special (overall) -- 0-5 3-2 2-3 0-5 2-3 1-4
Lock of the week (overall) -- 3-2 2-3 5-0 3-2 3-2 2-3
FSU (-6.5) at Duke 12/Sat FSU 21-20 FSU 31-14 FSU 27-20 FSU 23-20 FSU 24-10 FSU 31-24
Ga Tech at Miami (N/A) 3:30/Sat Miami 31-24 Miami 24-21 GaTech 21-20 Miami 27-17 Ga Tech 23-20 Ga Tech 34-28
Texas A&M at Florida (-3.5) 7/Sat A&M 28-17 A&M 34-24 A&M 28-21 A&M 31-28 (U) A&M 24-20 A&M 35-31
East Carolina at UCF (-34.5) 7/Sat UCF 62-32 UCF 51-21 (L) UCF 48-17 UCF 52-14 UCF 55-13 (L) UCF 59-21 (L)
Cincinnati at USF (-24.5) 7:30/Sat USF 48-20 USF 42-17 USF 45-14 USF 54-14 USF 45-30 USF 56-21
Clemson (-22.5) at Syracuse 7/Fri Clemson 48-21 Clemson 45-24 Clemson 42-17 Clemson 42-21 CLEM 44-17 Clemson 42-20
Wash St (-13.5) at Cal 10:30/Fri Wash St 31-13 Wash. St 45-28 Wash St 35-17 Wash St 41-21 Wash St 29-15 Wash St 44-31
Michigan (-7.5) at Indiana 12/Sat Michigan 24-20 Michigan 28-21 Michigan 28-21 Michigan 28-17 Michigan 27-14 Michigan 38-20
TCU (-4.5) at Kansas State 12/Sat TCU 27-25 TCU 35-28 TCU 31-24 TCU 31-28 TCU 33-20 TCU 35-34
Texas Tech at W. Virginia (-3.5)</td> 12/Sat W. Va.34-24 W.Va. 42-41 W. Va. 42-38 W. Va 38-31 W. Va 30-28 W. Va. 45-35
S. Carolina at Tennessee (-2.5) 12/Sat S. Carolina 26-20 (U) Tennessee 21-17 S. Carolina 28-24 (U) S. Carolina 24-21 S. Carolina 23-20 (U) Tennessee 24-21
Boston College at Louisville (-21.5) 12/Sat Louisville 35-17 Louisville 42-17 Louisville 35-17 Louisville 52-17 Louisville 38-17 Louisville 42-17
Purdue at Wisconsin (-15.5) 3:30/Sat Wisconsin 38-22 Wisconsin 38-27 Wisconsin 38-24 Wisconsin 35-14 (L) Wisconsin 28-10 Wisconsin 28-10
Virginia (-4.5) at North Carolina 3:30/Sat N. Carolina 24-23 Virginia 34-31 Virginia 28-21 N. Carolina 27-24 N. Carolina 20-17 Virginia 34-31
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss (-3.5) 3:30/Sat Vandy 29-27 Vandy 17-14 (U) Ole Miss 28-24 Vandy 30-27 Vandy 10-7 Vandy 17-14
Auburn (-6.5) at LSU</td> 3:30/Sat Auburn 28-24 Auburn 35-24 Auburn 24-13 Auburn 35-28 Auburn 33-20 Auburn 30-13
Baylor at OK State (-22.5) 3:30/Sat OK State 42-26 OK State 49-28 OK State 45-17 OK State 54-21 OK State 44-16 OK State 49-21
Arkansas at Alabama (-30.5) 7:15/Sat Bama 49-23 Bama 35-14 Bama 42-7 Bama 48-14 Bama 38-10 Bama 37-14
Ohio St (-24.5) at Nebraska 7:30/Sat Ohio St. 35-20 Ohio St. 38-10 Ohio St. 45-17 (L) Ohio St 42-14 Ohio St. 44-13 Ohio St 38-17
Oregon at Stanford (-10.5) 11/Sat Stanford 30-28 Oregon 33-31 Stanford 35-24 Stanford 42-24 Stanford 42-30 Oregon 34-28 (U)

College football week 7: Times staff picks 10/12/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:22pm]
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